Don&#x2019;t &#x201C;fake it&#x201D; to avoid trouble what genuine faith in God looks like
Testing of faith = refining Tests can be gifts for bringing God&#x2019;s glory
Wisdom = Application of God&#x2019;s Word How do you approach God with your questions? He can handle and will answer honest inquiry, but not cynical pandering. Double-Minded = hypocrite, fake, You can&#x2019;t expect answers/guidance from God, when you are asking from an evil heart
World ties worth to our bank accounts If blessing comes, rejoice, but also boast in being made humble, so that you don&#x2019;t get full of yourself exalted because of knowing Christ, and humiliation for following a crucified KING
Humble heart, memory of the past, without shame because of Christ Proper understanding of current faults, with a hunger to leave them behind in our walk in sanctification
Same greek word, so context is important God sends trials to perfect us and bring him glory Temptations come from our wicked hearts Lured and enticed.... fishing metaphor fight in marriage, death of a loved one, loss of a job, rebellious kids, biting friends
Trials are gifts..... don&#x2019;t be deceived by outward appearance or internal emotions We take our cue from the unchanging nature of God, not the circumstance/trial we are in the middle of He has chosen to give us eternal life as his first fruits of the new birth.... we will be a new creation as Jesus breaks in with final reconciliation
If you are part of Christ through resurrection, how do you handle trials? Are you allowing God to be glorified in your life, or do you seek to receive his glory, making you an idolator?